Endangered Resources County Map


Notice: This map includes data provided by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' Natural Heritage Inventory (WNHI) program. The WNHI program houses the most complete database on the locations and status of rare species, natural communities, and natural features in Wisconsin. Data provided by the WNHI are not based on a comprehensive rare species inventory of the state. In addition, township-level and county-level occurrences of rare species, habitats, and natural features are not represented on this map. The lack of data shall not be construed to mean that no significant features are present. The WNHI makes no guarantee or warranty concerning the accuracy or completeness of information contained in the database and does not necessarily endorse any interpretation or products derived from the data. For more specific information about endangered resources, please request an Endangered Resources Review and/or contact the Endangered Resources Program.

Abstract: This layer was developed by the Bureau of Endangered Resources and is based upon data from the Wisconsin Natural Heritage Inventory. The map provides general information about endangered resources (rare, threatened, or endangered species and high-quality natural communities) and is intended for public audiences. The map can be used as a quick reference to identify areas with known occurrences of endangered resources. However, because the map does not identify the specific locations of endangered resources, it is appropriate for general planning and assessment purposes only and not for regulatory purposes.

Purpose Description: The map can be used as a quick reference to identify areas with known occurrences of endangered resources. However, because the map does not identify the specific locations of endangered resources, it is appropriate for general planning and assessment purposes only and not for regulatory purposes.

Access Constraints: None

Use Constraints: Since ongoing surveys continually add new information, shapefiles older than one year are considered outdated. Products created using this coverage should always include the date it was generated. The creation date for this coverage is October 2008.

Currentness Reference: October 2008

Geographic Extent: Statewide

Native Data Environment: ArcView version 9.2

Maintenance Update Frequency: Continuous

Progress Type: Complete

Attribute Information: Each small square is approximately one mile on a side and represents a section. Each color in the map represents the following information:

  • Green Square: Section with one or more rare terrestrial species or natural community documented.
  • Blue Square: Section with one or more rare aquatic species or natural community documented.
  • Red Square: Section with both rare aquatic and terrestrial species or natural communities documented.

Citation Information:
    Originator: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Endangered Resources
    Publication Date: October 2008
    Title: Wisconsin Natural Heritage Inventory (NHI) County Map Coverage
    Data Presentation Form: Vector Digital Data
    Publication Place: Madison, WI
    Publisher: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Contact Information:
    Contact Person: Lori Steckervetz
    Organization: WDNR / Endangered Resources
    Mailing Address:
      P.O. Box 7921, ER/6
      Madison, WI 53707-7921
    Phone: 608-266-3910
    Fax: 608-266-2925
    Email: Lori.Steckervetz@wisconsin.gov